The treatment of diabetic retinopathy depends on the severity of the condition. The best way to prevent diabetes from affecting your eye is strict control of your blood sugar. Treatment does not cure diabetes in the eye; it only slows the loss of vision.
Different types of treatments are available for diabetic retinopathy:
- Laser Treatment – used to shrink abnormal blood vessels and reduce swelling in the back of the eye.
- Vitrectomy Surgery – used to remove blood and scar tissue in the eye.
Anti-VEGF – An injection that tries to control the diabetes in the eye.